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114 reviews
The balcao
The dinning room - can easily seat 10 guests
The dinning room
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 1 - bathroom
Bedroom 1 - bathroom
The Kitchen
The wooden Attic
The Wooden Attic
Bedroom 2
Ensuite bathroom - Bedroom 2
Ensuite bathroom - Bedroom 2
Bedroom 3
Bedroom 3
Bedroom 3 - open bathroom. Had a shower with your partner in the open before?
The pool and the lawns - great for an outdoor evening, BBQ, chill out music or a party..
The pool and the lawns - great for an outdoor evening, BBQ, chill out music or a party..
The Ferry - mode of transport to/from the island.  Rs 10 only per car - guests free
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Villa -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Bardez, North Goa District, Goa

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Excellent - based on 114 reviews
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Saket K
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Hands down our best holiday!”
Reviewed March 27, 2016 for a stay in March 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Speculative about the location, we went ahead looking at the photos...but once we reached, it was a villa out of the world. The island is awesome, well connected with a ferry to the south, super roads to the north or west towards baga/anjuna etc...no problem there at all.
Charles is an awesome host, staying wary of our comforts though staying in Dubai. His caretaker is the coolest dude to hang out with. We were a family group of 9 and we all found him most helpful in the oddest hours. He's a great cook and guitar player...do make him sing :)
Final verdict: We are going back :)

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Liked best: The hospitality and care taken
Liked least: nothing I know of
Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 20, 2016
Dear Saket, Thanks for leaving a wonderful review and glad you were happy with all arrangements made for your wife's birthday bash celebration at the villa including the always helpful Bishnu that took care of all your needs. Hope you and the troops loved the very special WHISKY CHOCOLATE CAKE that was made for the birthday from my side and the lovely BBQ!!. We look forward to welcoming you back at Casa Bottu again. Best wishes Charles
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anishatol...
Mumbai, India
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great place to stay with a big group”
Reviewed February 28, 2016 for a stay in January 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We were about 9 of us staying in this beautiful villa. The interiors of this villa were rustic and nice. The private pool was cherry on the top! The rooms and facilities were great here and the caretaker Bishnu was very welcoming and helpful throughout.

If you wish to stay indoors and chill with your gang, then it is an excellent place to stay at affordable prices.

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Traveling group: Friends
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Management Response
May 20, 2016
Hi Anisha, once again thanks for your review and just to confirm your comments were well noted and we have made the needed improvements including curtains suggested for added privacy!! Was happy that the pre wedding bash all went well and you all had a great time at Casa Bottu. Hope to see you and the rest of the gang from Dubai back again some day soon. Many thanks Charles
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Noel M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Exquisite & Elegant!”
Reviewed February 26, 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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person found this review helpful

This place was exactly what I had imagined and hoped for: an air of elegance in the entire property matched equally with warmth in hospitality both from Charles, the owner (who came to the railway station at 6.00am to pick us up!) and caretaker, Vishnu. It was a very memorable stay; one of those satisfying and relaxed holidays in an exquisite place that I will keep revisiting in my mind and hopefully, in person again.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
May 20, 2016
Hello Noel, Once again many thanks for leaving a lovely review. Was a pleasure to come even if it was early am to pick you and family and glad that you all had a great time at the villa and enjoyed the food and bbq of my caretakers. Hope to see you again in future. best wishes Charles
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anitha n
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesomeness and Peace all in one place!!”
Reviewed February 22, 2016 for a stay in January 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Casa Bottu is true to every word in its title - A Beautiful Island Pool Villa. It is located as far away from the hustle bustle of the mainland, yet close enough for us to enjoy the night life of Goa. The villa was huge with big spacious bedroom and beautiful clean bathrooms. The pool was a pleasant late night barbecue spot. The house was maintained beautifully by the ever smiling Bishnu. He is the go-to guy for anything you want anytime you want. Not to forget his amazing cooking skills. He made tasty barbecue and dhal rice at night and yummy bread omelets for breakfast. We spent 4 days at Goa and it was heaven - thanks to him. The main attraction was his singing. We sat there mesmerized late into the night with him playing the guitar and singing classics for us. The ferry ride to the island where the Villa was a wonderful surprise for us. driving our cars into the ferry was a first for us. The whole Goan experience was made awesomer by this Villa.

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Liked best: Bishnu's Hospitality, clean bathrooms, spacious bedrooms and the mini library
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 20, 2016
Dear Anitha, many thanks for your wonderful review and good to hear you and the group have been well taken care off by Bishnu. Look forward to hosting you and the group again some day soon. Thanks Charles
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Srihari M
Coimbatore, India
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A very beautiful getaway - Get a GPS if you have to but its worth it.”
Reviewed February 13, 2016 for a stay in January 2016
1
person found this review helpful

A lavish Portuguese villa you could get lost in. Its pretty far, tucked away and hard to reach but its an absolute delight to be in that vintage house. Has a private swimming pool without any disturbance to have a good dip.

The complementary pool side barbecue dinner was amazing and Mr.Bishnu's music made our day. His hospitality was as good as the food and music. Its like having your own house.

A good place to unwind from the bustling city and you can always leave home to enjoy the goan night. Coming back however might get tricky, so carry a GPS but its worth it. A very cozy place and a very good experience. will definitely recommend it,

Key note : Make sure you have a car / rental if you wanna stay here.

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Liked best: Private, Good service, Ambience.
Liked least: Far from the city / beach..
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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Management Response
Feb 18, 2016
Dear Srihari,
Thanks for taking the time to write the review of my villa Casa Bottu (aka The Beautiful Island Pool Villa). It was a pleasure to host you and your friends at my villa.
Am glad you loved the complimentary BBQ dinner on night of arrival and happy to hear you all were well taken care off and had an enjoyable time with music by the pool.
Noted you were lost one night but as I tell all my guests if in doubt just call my our estate manager M. Vishnu and he would come to the ferry point to direct you back to the villa.
Look forward to see you back again Srihari in near future.
regards
Charles H. / Casa Bottu Team.
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Aadithya...
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Mr”
Reviewed January 18, 2016 for a stay in January 2016
1
person found this review helpful

This villa is one of the most beautiful one I have been to ..

To start with, the booking experience was very smooth .. The owner Mr Charles replies to the mail very promptly and guided us with all possible information to reach the place .. We reached the island around 8 pm and the villa care taker Mr Bishnu waited for us at the ferry point near Salim Ali bird sanctuary.. He guided us to the villa so it was a little easier .. In the day time it is quite easy to find the route to the villa ..

As we reached the barbeque was all set up and all we had to do is reached, refreshed quickly and jumped into the pool. The barbeque was amazing and the care taker is a really good cook too .. We had an amazing time as we were a group of 10 people.. We had our own privacy and enjoyed to the max as there was no time or noise restrictions .. The villa is not too far away from the main areas like anjuna, vagator, candolim, calangute and panaji.. Its mostly half an hour to 45 minute drive to these areas..

The place is very clean and beautifully maintained .. Definitely worth a visit if you have a big group and you want to be away from the noisy areas of goa ..

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pavan kum...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome place to stay in GOA”
Reviewed November 28, 2015 for a stay in November 2015
1
person found this review helpful

*The property so calm and spacious with full privacy you will Enjoy like any thing.
*Villa booking process is so easy to do it.
*Its really an excellent experience in ISLAND while first time travelling through ferry.
* In Villa the pool and other activities are simply superb that we just Njoyed a lot in Villa for 3 days/
* To say about care taker Mr.Bishnu is so good he has done an excellent service and given maximum comfort zone in that place, we dont even felt there is some other person is staying other than our Friends.
* One more thing to say the breakfast and 1 day Barbequie in Villa done by him is superb.
* Friends I will say only one thing If u want to have good time in GOA , not only just spending time at beach. Simply the best place is this Villa " CASA BOTTU"

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Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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